Sunday Buckeyes review: Pros and cons
September, 9, 2012
By Austin Ward | ESPN Insider
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Breaking down the positives along with a few negatives that will have coach Urban Meyer's attention after a 31-16 win over Central Florida on Saturday.
Greg Bartram/US PresswireOrhian Johnson tipped one ball that was intercepted by Travis Howard and also made a red-zone interception himself against UCF.
- Miller (over)time: There are justifiable concerns about just how much work Braxton Miller had to do to help the Buckeyes pull out a win. But that doesn't take anything away from the effort the sophomore quarterback turned in with another dynamic performance that didn't do anything but improve his chances of national attention and contention for awards. Miller was responsible for all four touchdowns, including three of them as a rusher, and his passing numbers were also much better in his second outing in the spread offense as he completed 18 of his 24 attempts. There was an interception and there were bad exchanges in the option game, but the volume of yardage and the points he's putting on the board are invaluable.
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State